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Nice guide and driver. The JETAH museum is a must. Very moving to see what the prisoners had to go through. The ride on the boat and train were great. You'll have plenty of occasions to take beautiful pictures. Wasn't very hungry so I didn't have much food for lunch but it looked OK from what I saw. Because of the traffic in Bangkok, don't expect to be back before 6pm, a long but very rewarding day. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour, the guide Nicko very informative and knowledgable and looked after us at every turn. Very moving to travel where the POW's and Thai and other workers slaved to build the railway. "Forgive but not forget"
really excellent trip for anyone interested in this sad time. Definitely my favorite tour in Bangkok. Tour included visit to war cemetery near the bridge [very moving]. Local train surprisingly comfortable for 3rd class and lovely trip through the peaceful Thai countryside
Experience was wonderful and moving. Guide was very knowledgable, friendly and willing to help in any way. Language was not a problem. Train journey was good, country side was a joy, and food was relatively good. I had seconds. Journey back to Bangkok was around 5 5 and half hours, traffic was busy, so make provision by taking a book or music, or just sleep the journey back. Would definitely go again. Take lots of pictures.
What a mix of emotions and experiences today. From seeing the thousand commemorated to travelling over the bridge through the landscape that killed and made so so many suffer. To wanting to make the 5 spaniards who talked so loudly, ignorantly and irreverantly ALL the way on the train suffer. Shame on you all for your forgetfulness.
Great tour guide (retired School Teacher), informative and told it how it was!! Really enjoyed this boat ride, walked over the Bridge, train ride back, and tasty lunch - well done.
We had a lovely day with our tour guide Teewan. The driver was also the best that we had experienced in Thailand! Our trip was interesting and informative,we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Viator to other travelers!
THE GUIDE JUNE WAS EXCELLANT AND SO WAS DRIVER THIS TOUR WAS EXCELLANT AND GREAT VALUE I REALLY ENJOYED TOUR WAS EXCELLANT THANK YOU ALEX GRAHAM
Great tour and loved the long tail boat ride. Unfortunately, the train was packed and we had to stand all the way. The cemetery was very moving.
Very well organised, full schedule and excellent value for money.
Excellent value for money - truly brilliant day out - highly recommended.
A great day. You could really feel what the POWs must have felt walking across the bridge and taking the train ride.
Excellent trip, well worth going on this excursion. Only problem was when we returned from Cambodia on 20 Feb, we expected a messagae informing us of hotel pickup time for Rice Barge cruise on 21 Feb. Luckily the local rep who met us at the airport kindly phoned you for the details of pickup times.
Excellent tour, the guide was brilliant, really passionate and a wealth of experience. A trip not to be missed. The day was planned out very well, we did think it was going to be a very long day but it was well worth it and the day went very quickly.
An excellent, well organised trip. Very moving experience. Our guide was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. The food was excellent and plentiful. It really is a full day trip. Highly recommended.
After seeing the movie numerous times, I wanted to take the opportunity to see the bridge for real. Also, I just needed to get out of the city for a day. The trip was great! A small tour van with 8 of us in it plus the driver and the tour guide. The guide gave us just enough local info and lore for the 2 hour drive out to keep us entertained, but sensed when we just wanted to nap. The tour itself will dispel many myths and more importantly open you eyes to many new facts. The train ride was fun, especially the persistent beer girl, and lunch was pretty good too. The only draw back was the almost 3 hour ride back as we went about an hour west on the train, but by then we all needed a good nap for the nights activities.
It's a long way from Bangkok but the ride was interesting of itself. The cemetery museum, boat ride to the bridge were all well done and rewarding. After touring the bridge we were on the train and on another 100 miles north thru the countryside, stopping for lunch in a small village. All most interesting. All went off without a hitch including the hotel pickup and dropoff. Tour Guide was good couldn't have asked for more.
Really interesting trip that covered a lot of ground in one day. Very enthusiastic guide, and the lunch provided was excellent. This trip is also an excellent value for money!